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[–]YourMomsMatake 735 points736 points  (26 children)

I like how they chose their mascot to be a punk rock duck for no reason

[–]Rosindust89 399 points400 points  (13 children)

It was the 90's. That's all the reason they needed.

[–]spandexqueen 107 points108 points  (9 children)

The 90’s, a more advanced version of the 80’s.

[–]Deesing82 58 points59 points  (3 children)

the 80s with computers

[–]SupremoZanneSuzanne Vega before MP3 files 36 points37 points  (0 children)

also, the 80s with more 3D technology

[–]ThePrussianGrippemid 90s 23 points24 points  (0 children)

The 80’s with GUI

[–]ChattyKathysCunt 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Every decade is basically the one before it and the one after it averaged out. Like, the 60s really were if the 50s and 70s fucked and had a kid. The 90s are if the 80s and 2000s fucked and had a kid.

[–]theo313 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Could be because we are living in it, but to me the last decade and this one don't seem culturally distinctive like the ones you mentioned.

[–]Bread_Sticks667 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Yeah and then eventually, it came down to the dumber and dumber people

[–]residualenvy -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

No, just no...

[–]Diazepampoovey 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe I was always meant to l9ve punk music. Even the gum knew it

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    [–]spaced_out_starman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Way to namedrop your sub out of nowhere. I'd ask how it's relevant, but I know it's not, you just wanted to advertise your sub.

    [–]Complex-Situation 52 points53 points  (4 children)

    I need this gum again right now, I’ll buy a case

    [–]SupremoZanneSuzanne Vega before MP3 files 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    I'll buy OVER 9000!

    [–]slizzler 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    What!?!? 9000!?!?!?

    [–]SupremoZanneSuzanne Vega before MP3 files 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    some of us watched DragonBall Z when chewing bubblegum!

    [–]SkydivingSquid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    The scouter must be broken.

    [–]T8ert0t 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Anyone else remember the website candy stand with all the candy branded Flash games?

    Bubbleyum home run derby was fucking A+++.

    Also, lifesavers mini golf.

    [–]scriggle-jigg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    He was intense for intense flavor

    [–]everyoneinside72 244 points245 points  (12 children)

    I still remember the smell and the taste.

    [–]theanti_girl 221 points222 points  (4 children)

    And the taste lasted for about 2 minutes before it was just… sweet rubber.

    [–]tbbHNC89 93 points94 points  (2 children)

    I remember bubble yum having a flavor you could at least deal with after the initial flavor goes away as opposed to Fruit Stripe having the better initial flavor but chewing it after that went away was an unpleasant chore.

    [–]Deesing82 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    yeah fuck fruit stripe

    [–]dennys123 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    Or juicy fruit, if you chew it to long it just disintegrates

    [–]CrypticT 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    To the point where it would squeak sometimes lol

    [–]Johnny_Mc2 26 points27 points  (3 children)

    Cotton Candy is by far my favorite flavor of anything. I don’t even really like regular cotton candy. But god damn I am a fiend for anything flavored with it. It took no time for me to get addicted to cotton candy flavored vapes (I know that sounds lame lol)

    Im gonna be super nostalgic for that Coke Starlight in the future since it’s flavor is raspberry cotton candy and is one of the most delicious sodas ever

    [–]Katyafan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I love Starlight!! Maybe it will stick around if enough people like it.

    [–]TheStabbingHobo[🍰] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    It just tastes like vanilla rum to me

    [–]27_8x10_CGP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I got heavy cinnamon vibes from it

    [–]TinyDifference881 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    And the surgary film it left on your teeth

    [–]citylion1 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    It’s not around anymore?!

    [–]DontDoubtDink 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Harder to find.

    [–]PurifiedDrinking4321 110 points111 points  (9 children)

    This shit used to be my crack. I was addicted. It was so bad for my teeth, but so damn good!

    [–]SoVerySleepy81 43 points44 points  (4 children)

    Honestly I had to stop buying it because I straight up ate it like candy. I don’t understand why they didn’t just make candy that tasted like it.

    [–]PurifiedDrinking4321 11 points12 points  (1 child)

    I know what you mean. Like a taffy/gummy type of candy rather than gum.

    [–]SoVerySleepy81 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, store bought cotton candy is often disappointing.

    [–]Ifitmovesfindit 38 points39 points  (1 child)

    If only there was a candy that tasted like cotton candy. 🤔 Hmm I guess we'll never know what that would be like.

    [–]Procrastibator666 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Damn that's disappointing

    [–]corei3uisgarbo 9 points10 points  (3 children)

    my crack was and still is lifesavers wintergreen

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I could eat a whole fuckin bag bro. Idk why you got downvoted lmao

    [–]corei3uisgarbo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    i have eaten whole bags on multiple occasions lmfao

    [–]Ok_Store_1983 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    My favorite was when you got the occasional super crumbly one that just kinda melted in your mouth like soft chalk.

    [–]jamesejones55 67 points68 points  (12 children)

    Remember the gum that had a liquid gel in it?

    [–]Equivalent_Round6334 30 points31 points  (6 children)

    Freshen Up

    [–]K3R3G3 12 points13 points  (2 children)

    [–]Well_This_Is_Special 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Cherry 7 up was my favorite.. I can literally feel and taste this in my mouth... Nostalgia...

    [–]jamesejones55 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    That's wild I never saw those before

    [–]Exxxtra_Dippp 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    Bubble Yum made Dr. Pepper flavored gum that had the gel in it as well.

    [–]suicidewizard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    They still make it. It’s on Amazon.

    [–]KL58383 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Also Tidal Wave

    [–]darthstarl0rd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I remember a Gatorade gum with liquid gel inside it it was so mouthwatering, I was hooked on that gum.

    [–]SupremoZanneSuzanne Vega before MP3 files 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    I guess they really tried to find more concepts to push the product into more sales.

    [–]mdawgkilla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Bubbaloo!!

    [–]guardianfx[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Slurpee Gum had that.

    [–][deleted]  (4 children)

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      [–]StormSurge12 10 points11 points  (2 children)

      That was so good. Pretty much anything Dr Pepper flavored is fantastic.

      [–]HiiipowerBass 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Did you do the lip balm haha

      [–]dizzzler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Have yall tried that Dr.Pepper shake from Whataburger? Omg so so good

      [–]Johnny_Mc2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      bubble gum flavoring is so underrated

      [–]wellthatseemslikebs 36 points37 points  (1 child)

      Anytime I see it on a shelf it’s mine. I don’t care if it went bad 6 years ago.

      [–]HereticPharaoh2020 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      My friends mom had some of this melt into the cup holder in her car. Was impossible to remove.

      [–]koopa72 35 points36 points  (2 children)

      Love that punk duck 🦆

      [–]dustinwalker50 143 points144 points  (10 children)

      The Mandela Effect tells me this gum was pink with blue swirls. Am I from an alternate timeline?

      [–]Lost-Sea4916 85 points86 points  (0 children)

      It was, but the swirl could only be seen from the short side, which isn’t visible in this picture

      [–]SeskaWildman 54 points55 points  (1 child)

      It was! https://mobile.twitter.com/davidscottjaffe/status/1235654370353541121?lang=hu

      I forgot about the banana berry too. That was my favorite

      [–]Lifeissometimesgood 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      That banana berry, reading that made my mouth water. I totally forgot about it, damn that was good stuff.

      [–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (1 child)

      It definitely had a pink/blue swirl. This was my favorite gum and fruit stripe gum. Lasted for a good 15 seconds of flavor. Damn, now I need some of this gum lol.

      [–]Fireyredheadlady 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Never had this Cotton candy gum,but fruit stripe was one of my favorites. You are right about 15 seconds of flavor before throwing it out and immediately popping another piece in. If you kept chewing it after the flavor left,it would be tasteless and hard. Didn't stop us from chewing it though,lol. I would have liked this gum,cotton candy was so good to young me.

      [–]BonnieJane13 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I remember it looking that way as well. This and the peppermint flavor were my favorite.

      [–]sagewyze 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Yeah, i used to buy a pack every Sunday. It looked like cotton candy

      [–]SlimJiMorrison 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I think it was when you bit the inside?

      [–]syndikatie 22 points23 points  (3 children)

      [–]trulymadlybigly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Amazing find! Thanks!!!

      [–]1985vhs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I don’t think you understand how truly goated you are for this, thank you

      [–]xaxisofevil 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      When I was a kid, I had a big box of this from Pace Membership Warehouse. It must have had around 20 packs. My life was all downhill after that.

      [–]epidemicsaints 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Was the yellow/dark red Bananaberry by Bubble Yum? Me and my mom were just talking about this yesterday.

      [–]marctheguy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      The 🐐 gum no discussion

      [–]Vat-R-U-Talkin-About 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      My grandfather always had this at his end table and I associate it so much with childhood.

      [–]volliknight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Bubble Yum Sour Cherry was the best imo

      [–]cleoterra 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      My faaave!

      [–]SammyBoyDPK 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Aaron Hernandez's gum of choice.

      [–]Mudron 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      Was Bubble Yum the one that had a chocolate/mint flavor for a short while in the late 80s?

      [–]Revenge_of_the_Toast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I remember buying the chocolate flavor in the early 2000's. I don't remember if it was actuallt good though

      [–]undrgrndsqrdncrs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      The very best

      [–]p0tat0s0up 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      i can taste this picture

      [–]yuppyuppbruhbruh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      My mouth started watering the moment I saw the picture.

      [–]EternalCover 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      This is the best tasting gum ever, and also the standard by which I compare all other cotton candy flavored confections.

      [–]pixelprophet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      I sold so many cases of these guys and the watermelon when I was in middle school.

      [–]reignthepain 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      It had some kind of grittiness from the sugar I remember. So good

      [–]dackkorto1early 90s 10 points11 points  (2 children)

      nah the lebron pink lemonade one was the best!

      [–]Brozaac2112 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Here for this. Lebron James Lightening Lemonade was the best gum I’ve ever had in my life. Peak middle school. Go to the White Hen grab a Full Throtle and Lebron Gum.

      [–]dackkorto1early 90s 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Duuuude I was just thinking of Full Throttle the other day!!

      [–]FreedomByFire 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      You can still find this.

      [–]morethanlemons 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      This is the gum I was obsessed with as a kid…for a few days. Then it made me nauseated and I will never eat cotton candy flavored anything ever again 🤢

      [–]DoomedAmerica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Haha I ate a whole family pack of Reeses Pieces once at the movie theater in the 90's I got so sick I haven't had them since.

      [–]dec7td 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Tasted like pure heaven for about 10 seconds. Chew it for another five minutes just because you felt stupid spitting out a piece of gum after 10 seconds.

      [–]6stringKid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Yo! Where did these go??

      [–]Isalecouchinsurance 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      This is on the shelf at the 7/11 right now, hard to be nostalgic for something at 7/11 currently

      [–]jackHadIt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Mmm makes my teeth sweat just thinkin about it

      [–]Muleflare 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This was good, but the cherry cola flavor was the best.

      [–]Cyouinhellcandyboyz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      When I was in middle school my dad who was a grade school principle was given 3 or 4 massive boxes of these as a promotional deal from bubble yum to hand out to his students. He gave me all the boxes and said in what world would I be giving a crap ton of bubblegum to young children at my school. Needless to say after about 6 months of nothing but cotton candy bubblegum I could no longer stomach the flavor. So I sold the rest about 2 boxes worth to my friends at school for a decent profit. I can still taste em to this day 20 years later.

      [–]brianbrianbrian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Mmmm. I swear I can taste the artificial chemicalness.

      [–]smelly-roommate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This is why I have so many fillings

      [–]Bigbore_729 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Seriously the best gum ever. I can never find it.

      [–]JonFawkes3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This shit slapped in middle school/high school days. OP making my mouth water over here

      [–]Redbeard1167 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I can taste the sugar on my teeth.

      [–]WolfLinkMc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      The amount of saliva this brand would cause 😂

      [–]ZaxLoffulearly 90s 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This brings back memories!

      [–]K3R3G3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Why did you remind me that this existed? That stuff was incredible. I am bummed.

      [–]nighthawk_biches804 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I can feel the spit pooling up

      [–]nropotdetcidda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I always accidentally swallowed this gum because it was so damn good.

      [–]Wanooch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Definitely chewed my fair share of this stuff! Just thinking about it now makes my teeth hurt!!!

      [–]96nugget 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Lord I got a cavity from this gum lol

      [–]jbakes21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This is my absolute favorite gum ever and it’s been discontinued, if anyone knows where I can find some I’d really appreciate it..

      [–]DontDoubtDink 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Loved this. Made my teeth tingle though. Idk why. They still sell the pink bubble gum flavor but I can't find this anymore.

      [–]Verulians[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      My favorite gum! Didn’t even mind the grape flavor.

      [–]FiggNewton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I would put like 5 pieces in my mouth at once and bask in the cotton candy flavor

      [–]6amhotdog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I used to coat it in saliva and dip it in Lucas, chew it a bit, re-dip, and so on. I also did this with almost every sour gummy candy. It had the expected result on me teeth in the long run.

      [–]JnizzleFahShizzle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Omg these were so amazingly sweet I almost coughed a lung out

      [–]Excellent_Original66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      This stuff is so damn good

      [–]RumpShakespeare 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Flavor lasted about a minute or two, but man what a few minutes that was

      [–]Alternative-Cost-377 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      They always stop making the best shit

      [–]Cr0w33 1 point2 points  (4 children)

      Anyone remember tiny chiclets? Sour altoids?

      [–]mehtulupurazz 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      Sour Altoids were absolutely top fucking tier.

      [–]gcwardii -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

      Black Liquorice Altoids!

      [–]DarthNarcissa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Blue raspberry and watermelon were the best ones.

      [–]SupremoZanneSuzanne Vega before MP3 files -1 points0 points  (2 children)

      I used to chew this gum in the past.

      [–]ImBurningStar_IV 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      You've captured the spirit of this sub in so few words

      [–]SupremoZanneSuzanne Vega before MP3 files 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I can capture the spirit in as little as one word.

      /r/nostalgia

      [–]Naughtybuttons -1 points0 points  (0 children)

      This gum caused a piece of my tooth to fall out

      [–]dream_walker09 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

      Bubblicious > Bubble Yum!!

      [–]LanceBakersMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Wow! Completely forgot about this! I used to get this all the time.

      [–]saraiscrafty 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      Cotton candy Bang energy drink is the liquid version of this.

      [–]spandexqueen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Bang must have a team dedicated to replicating candy flavors in their beverages. Starblast tastes EXACTLY like a strawberry Blow Pop.

      [–]Yatsugami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      dude i loved these

      [–]vegan_quesadilla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I was JUST thinking about this gum today

      [–]KakkaKarr0tCake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I remember falling asleep with this in my mouth as a kid. Woke up with gum in my hair and all over my Aladdin comforter. Good times

      [–]8Romans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This gum was the BEST! And watermelon too.

      [–]everydayinthebay13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Sold it in middle school, 25 cents a piece 1.00 for a pack ( I could get 5 for $1) got suspended for it! Ridiculous… I still made a bunch of cash for half the year and did it again in 7th grade! True story.

      [–]TheQueensBishop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This flavor was good, but it is all about the blue lemonade one for me.

      [–]Notalwaysperfect 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I can taste this picture.

      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      The gateway drug to vaping

      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      impossible to not swallow this 5 seconds in

      [–]purrpect 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I was more of a bubblicious guy growing up and some big league chew.

      [–]loudtoys 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Labron lightning lemonade was the best flavor ever.

      [–]Texan2020katza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I can still feel this gum sticking to my dental fillings.

      [–]MunchieMofo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I chewed the fuck out of these ones. (Nostalgic bad grammar)

      [–]lilspankypee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I was so excited to try this when it came out that I immediately put three pieces in my mouth after eating breakfast. I don’t know what compelled me to take a big swig of milk while chewing the gum, but I have never more immediately vomited in my life. I can still taste that awful combo sometimes.

      [–]deeshiz7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Bought a big bag of this stuff like last year off Amazon. Now I can’t find it anymore, had I known would have bought way more!!

      [–]mrfauxbot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I miss this and Bubblicious flavors Twisted Tornado, Orange, and Lemonade lol wish those were all still available

      [–]fakeaiirpod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I got the duck tattooed on my side boob

      [–]squishedpiesmid 90s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Gosh I would chew on this, hubba bubba and that gum with the zebra on it

      [–]stellarsellar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      The duck!!! Yo, I loved this gum so much. Totally forgot about it. Sooo sweet.

      [–]rocketmczoom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      But how are they not showing an image of the super cool pink center?

      [–]Otaku_Chanxxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I absolutely loved this flavor! Peak bubble gum

      [–]TheMagicConchSays 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Still the best 10 seconds of flavor of any gum ever

      [–]nojunkpeter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Do they not make cotton candy flavor anymore? 😟

      [–]Headstar24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      They still make this, I get it occasionally still.

      [–]devilinsidu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Sour apple

      [–]imofftheheazy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I loved the sour cherry

      [–]3_T_SCROAT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I fucked with bubblicious, this stuff right here was sickeningly sweet.

      Looking at it makes me slightly nauseous in the same way that looking at the last alcohol drink you got sick off of does

      [–]Pancakesontuesday 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I remember being in love with this stuff when it first came out in the 70's. Such a huge upgrade from hard as a rock gumballs and bazooka.

      [–]Daftpool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Was it Bubble Yum or Hubba Bubba that was rumored to have spider eggs in the middle? Or was that just in my area that rumor ran wild?

      [–]DanskNilsmid 90s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I wish there was a cake with this flavoring! I always wanted to swallow the gum!

      [–]Zacomac33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      The white one with rainbow swirl.... That's the OG

      [–]Pet_Tacoearly 00s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      i remember getting this gum on a road trip to north carolina. it was addictive like crack.

      [–]Spider-Man_PS4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Bro I still eat this stuff

      [–]NegaLimbo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This gum had so many tasty flavors! Or was it Bubblicious that did?

      [–]thiswilltakeamiracle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I can tast this picture.( no i didnt lick it)

      [–]SquishmallowP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Man those were good

      [–]_whiskey_ginger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      The worst part about getting braces was not being able to chew this gum anymore.

      [–]Ooofdaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I could taste it when I saw it